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Earth System Science Data The Data Publishing Journal
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 47-61, 2017
http://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/9/47/2017/
doi:10.5194/essd-9-47-2017
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23 Jan 2017
Glaciological measurements and mass balances from Sperry Glacier, Montana, USA, years 2005–2015
Adam M. Clark et al.

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Most of the alpine glaciers in the world are shrinking. Because of the impact glaciers have on watershed hydrology, the US Geological Survey began a surface mass balance measurement program on Sperry Glacier in Glacier National Park, Montana, USA, in 2005. Between then and 2015 the USGS employed standard methods to estimate the mass changes across the surface of the glacier. During this 11-year period, Sperry Glacier had a cumulative mean mass balance loss of 4.37 m of water equivalent.
Most of the alpine glaciers in the world are shrinking. Because of the impact glaciers have on...
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